Greetings, Dear Writerpreneur,
I pray that you are well.
Welcome to another Empowering Post, where I teach you valuable lessons that will impact your Christian authorship.
For today's article, I want to teach you why finding the right editor is crucial to your success as a Christian Author. In addition to this, I will give you some suggestions on how you can look for this professional.
If you are like many writers, finding the right editor for your manuscript can be daunting.
While I have never been in this particular situation, my clients have expressed their former apprehensions of hiring someone to work on their project, especially someone they did not know.
During my consultations with them, I reassured them that anxiety was a normal part of the publishing process, but that hiring an editor was essential to perfecting their manuscript.
With today’s post, I want to provide some advice to those who are looking or will be looking for an editor for their next book.
And while I will always recommend my own services—as would my clients—I understand that I may not be the best fit for your individual project. Nevertheless, there are effective ways to determine which editor is right for you.
So, let’s begin!
Why You Need a Professional Editor
I don't want to make the assumption that you already know the need for an editor. So, I want to spend some time discussing this reason.
The editing process is the most important element of your publishing venture. Why? Because this is where you will find what will and will not work for your book.
A great editor is one who can help you focus on the goal for your book while also considering the needs and desires of your audience.
For example, while you may be great at understanding a particular topic, you may not know how well you convey that message. How you understand your material is not how your audience will comprehend it.
Whereas you are presumably capable of writing your own books, you do not necessarily have the skills to edit it for the book's overall quality and performance.
I know...harsh...but it's the truth. There's a reason why editing comes into play and actually serves as the most expensive portion of your publishing process.
A professional editor will look at your work objectively. He or she is not concerned with your personal feelings because the goal is to produce a work that will sell to a particular audience.
This is what you want to keep in mind when bringing on an editor.
Let me show you how you can begin this process of finding the right expert for your authorship.
Steps You Can Take to Find the Right Editor
Don't Neglect the Weightier Matter
Far too many new Christian Authors refuse to hire editing services, particularly because of the price associated with it.
But you don't want to make that mistake. In fact, Amazon is cracking down on independent works that lack in expert editing.
If an author receives several negative reviews because of poor editing, and reports this to Amazon, that author's work will be removed until the situation has been resolved on the writer's part.
You can't get away from the need for this service, especially if you want to be taken as a professional Christian Author.
So, consider my suggestions, start planning your budget, and shop around.
Now It's Your Turn to Share
Take some time to share with me your thoughts about today's article. How did this post help you understand how to find the right editor for your publishing business? Leave your comments for me below.
Before I conclude this article, I want to invite you to connect with me today. I would love the opportunity to work with you this year to help you build your writing ministry.
The material that I have compiled and created for you is exactly what you need today to start this journey. I've helped hundreds of writers over the years, and I want to assist you, too.
You simply need to take the next steps.
Empower Your Christian Authorship Today!
Step 1: Get Connected
Trying to build a thriving writing ministry as a new and aspiring Christian Author is incredibly challenging. But the best support comes from those who are willing to share their knowledge with you.
Take the next step and connect with me directly by joining my community, the Empowered Writerpreneurs Network.
I launched this support network in August 2015, and have since worked with Christian Authors from around the world, helping them to understand the multi-layers of self-publishing.
Members of my network receive daily empowering posts like this one, and they also have access to my free events like the Empowered Writerpreneurs Virtual Summits.
One of the best parts about this network is that you can connect with other writers in your area. Develop partnerships immediately, and begin working on plans to help build each other's writing ministries.
As the leader and host, I maintain an educational environment, meaning no one is in competition with each other. Each one is learning from my teachings and support, and then branching their own writing career based on the lessons they acquire.
Step 2: Get Trained
The majority of new and aspiring Christian Authors assume that because God gave them the vision to write a book, then it's up to God to put everything together. They fail to realize that the success of their ministry is based on their training.
There are five pillars that Christian Authors generally lack:
And without them, these writers are destined to fail. While you can work towards finding the answers and solutions yourself, it will take you years to cultivate your business and brand, just as it did with me and with other experts who paved the way for Christian Authors like you. But you can avoid this stress when you enroll in the only online school for Christian Authors like you: the Empowered Writerpreneurs Program.
With just 90 days of pure dedication (or you can work at your own pace), you can experience the benefits that my school has to offer you. You will
Best of all, you will be among a small percentage of independent Christian Authors whose writing ministry will not fail.
My school also offers life-time guarantees, one of which ensures that all my digital resources (current and future e-courses and e-books) are yours at no additional cost. But you want to enroll now, because the tuition will continue to increase as more empowering content is added.
So, join the other EWP students today, gain immediate access to the program, and get ready to be empowered!
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build the writing ministry of your dreams
Having the ability to effectively market your books and other products requires that you first have a writing ministry that is built on a solid foundation.
After all, there are millions of new and aspiring Christian Authors who struggle to build a writing ministry that will be inspirational, empowering, and profitable.
But your story can be different.
At LiyahAmore Publishing, we provide the answers to this problem by offering an exclusive training program--the Empowered Writerpreneurs Program--that walks each client through the building and execution of their writing ministry.
As a result of this training through our publishing school, new Christian Authors gain clarity, focus, and a system of operations that transforms them from an amateur writer to a dynamic writerpreneur, one who is able to operate in this calling full-time.
If you want to effectively promote all your books, products, and other resources, then it's time to build a writing ministry that will astound your audience.
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